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Symposium on the topic “SILK ROAD AND NEW TOURISM” has been organized jointly with the Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies and Rissho University in Japan.

13.05.2024, 15:14 News 339

By Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated April 26, 2023 No. 135, TSUOS was entrusted with the task of popularizing the tourism opportunities of Uzbekistan abroad.

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In order to practically implement this decision, a symposium on the topic “SILK ROAD AND NEW TOURISM” has been organized jointly with the Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies and Rissho University in Japan.

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Firstly, the president of Rissho University, Dr. Prof. Eichi Terao, addressed the symposium participants in his speech. He assessed the cooperative relations between TSUOS and Rissho University and provided information about their prospects.

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Secondly, Dr. Prof. Durbek Sayfullaev, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at TSUOS, spoke about the attention paid to the tourism sector in Uzbekistan in recent years, the work carried out by TSUOS in the field of tourism development, as well as the tourism opportunities of Uzbekistan for Japanese tourists.

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The main lectures were “Ethnotourism in Uzbekistan” by Dr Kakhramon Khakberdiev, “Opportunities for pilgrimage tourism in Uzbekistan” by Dr Nodir Karimov, “Wine industry and wine tourism in Japan” and “Diversity of religious tourism in Japan” by representatives of Rissho University: Dr Fukase Kozo, Dr Kawazoe Wataru respectively.

There was also a presentation of the mobile application of “Monuments of Buddhism” developed at TSUOS, which provides information about Buddhist monuments located in the Surkhandarya region. At the end of the symposium, Japanese listeners received answers to their questions from the speakers. As part of the responses, the tourism opportunities of Baysun, Rishton, Chust, and Yangikurgan districts were also promoted.

Professors from Rissho University, residents of Tokyo’s Shinagawa Prefecture, and representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Japan have attended in this event.